Friday, February 26, 2010

On Monday January 25th...

I went to the store. I bought:

One of these. To which the cashier said, "Wow, that's a nice caddy."
Me: Yeah

One of these. To which the cashier said, "Can't make it in Utah without one of these!"
Me: That's true.

A bottle of these. To which the cashier said, "Mmm, peaches sound so good! I think I'll do that for my lunch break instead of the candy I usually eat."
To which I said nothing, and just wondered what was with all the commentary...

And one of these.To which (thankfully) the cashier said nothing. She bagged the items. I payed. She handed me my bag. And then, she said, "I hope the First Response is what you want it to be!"

Tears welled up in my eyes, and I said, "I don't really know what I want it to be." I left the store in tears.

I was 2 weeks late when I bought the test, but missing a month had happened to me before. Usually due to stress. And in January I had doubled my hours at work, plus taken on a lot more responsibility. And I was in the middle of moving. We had a lot going on and I was feeling a bit stressed. So I didn't think much about it. I decided on my drive home that I would take the test on February 13th. The would be the day that my next period should start, and if I missed that one, then I would start to wonder. Good plan. Didn't think about it the rest of the night. And on Tuesday January 26th I woke up at 7:00 am and had to pee really bad. I lay in bed for about 10 more minutes thinking about the test. I finally jumped up and grabbed the test and ran to the bathroom. I'd done this before because we had a little scare in month one of marriage, and it was negative. But during that test I stood and looked at the stupid little results window for 3 minutes and hated every minute of it. I knew in my mind I wasn't pregnant this time either, so I decided I'd waste my pee on the $10.00 stick for no reason, put the thing down, brush my teeth for 2 minutes and wash my face for 1 minute, and then check the results window, which I was sure would only have one pink line. I peed, put the stick down, grabbed my tooth brush, reached for the tooth paste (which was right by the test!) and I glanced at the window. I'd made it about 14 seconds. And guess what? I saw 2 pink lines.

My jaw dropped to the floor. Which made it really easy to brush my teeth. Which I did, for about 10 minutes, while staring at my shocked face in the mirror. I also checked the test every few seconds to see if line number 2 faded. It didn't fade.

I pulled myself together and ran to the living room, flipped on all the lights, and yelled at Paul. He was sleeping on the couch because we got in a fight the night before. (I'm just being real about it.) Also, this almost never happens because we have a near perfect marriage. But this night, it happened. He woke up looking really confused, and I said, "I'm pregnant."

Stay tuned for more fear, joy, and ups and downs...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

three oh

It's not that bad so far. I got spoiled for my birthday big time this year.

A Cricut, an embellishment center for my craft room, a book, gift cards, flowers. And an awesome vacation that I can't mention yet because someone who reads this might be coming with us and her husband may not have told her about it yet. Needless to say I'll be gone for 10 days in April and I get to do something so cool that I've always wanted to do. Thanks Paulie!!

My in-laws were here and were a big part of the spoiling.

Side note- Over New Years we were in California and I was at Paul's Grandpa's house (Poppy) and I was helping him with a scrapbook of his wife's life. He is so great and I just love him. Anyway he asked me if I'd ever heard of a cricut and we got to talking about them and how much I wanted one. He new more about them than anyone I've ever met. Really. So he had this surprise plan for the past 2 months and he talked to Paul's parents about it and made it all happen. He knew exactly what to get and had all these packages delivered to me. From extra cartridges, to the replacement blades, all the way down to this little metal spatula to get the letters and shapes off the cutting mat. He's a good one. It was a total surprise that he and Paul's family pulled off and I loved it! I used it last night and I'm hooked.

It was such a great weekend. We went out to eat several times, went and heard my mom sing at an awesome concert. And Sunday night my whole family, grandparents and Aunt Barbara came over to our new house for dinner. Paul's parents and sister were here and helped make the dinner and Annie made me a birthday cake. It was a perfect night. I loved having everyone there all together.

Here's some pictures of the family, the cake, the games, oh and the quilt my mother in law has been working on for us. A late wedding present. It's amazing! All hand made. She's very talented.
We also got more controllers and games so we can have 4 wii-ers at a time. It was a party!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

To My Amazing Husband...the celebration of love!

Paul and I had a great Valentine's day weekend. It started Friday night with a wonderful dinner at Michelangelo. Delicious. Saturday we both had to work and Paul was on call all night, so we had Chinese food delivered. I gave him a Wii, which finding a Wii was a testament of my love in and of itself. My surprise was a little ruined, but then I created a little lie and he was re-surprised. He gave me a Wii controller so we can play together, true love. And roses, and Mario Party 8 for the Wii. Then on the real Valentine's day which was Sunday I cooked dinner and we had two couple friends over for dinner and dessert. Great weekend!

And then yesterday was the day that marked Paul and I meeting 2 years ago. Our "Met-iversary" if you will. We celebrated by getting 3 for 99 cent tacos from Del Taco. I know, right?

I'm married to the most incredible man in the world, really. It's hard for me to put into words how much I love that man. He is so patient with me. He never yells. He's a great communicator. I feel how much he loves me, and it's a wonderful feeling. When I look back at the past 2 years of my life I'm amazed at how great it's been and that it just keeps getting better. He is a wonderful provider. I've dropped back to part time at work and I love it. I don't worry about money, and that's a great feeling. (not sayin' we have a lot, just sayin' we have enough) I love that I could quit my job if I wanted to, because I married such a hard working, determined man. We love doing everything together. And it doesn't matter if its something huge and amazing or something small, when we're together we laugh and have fun. No matter what. We make a great team. I absolutely cannot imagine spending my life with anyone else. He is simply the best of the best. I love him more than he'll ever know, and I can't wait for the next 80 years with my best friend and the love of my life.